Genre: New Adult, Romance
Book Length (Est.): 328 Pages
Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father’s protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she’s forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla’s seen his type before. But Daren isn’t who he seems to be . . .
Struggling to make amends for his family’s mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He’s beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner’s princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she’s just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla’s dad could have left them . . . was each other.
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) in exchange for an honest review*
I first read Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine and although each of these books can be read independently there are characters that cross each. There’s even a piece of story that overlaps between the two books showing that they both happen during the same timeframes.
Nothing in Kayla’s life is as it seemed. She’d been lied to by the one person who she should have trusted, her mother. It takes an insane scavenger hunt planned by her deceased father to bring all the truths of her life into the light. And what she learns is that her father knew her better than anyone…including herself.
Daren appeared to be the typical rich playboy, but appearances aren’t always what they seem. On a crazy journey, paired with someone he can’t really stand, he’ll find his way back to the man he’s supposed to be. The one he never thought he could be.
This is such an emotional read. It deals with stereotypes, judgments, death, heartbreak, deceit, and love. In order to find their hearts they have to first find themselves, but once they do they have to get over the fear of trusting someone else with everything they are.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: It was so funny every time Daren tried to get in or out of Kayla’s car.
“I’m six feet tall and your car is the size of a marshmallow.”
My Favorite Moment: When Daren gives up something that’s priceless to him for something he now sees as more important.
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